Start It Up Holiday Tea Gift Box - Good Life Tea

Start It Up Holiday Tea Gift Box

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  • This box is perfect for the aspiring tea connoisseur. The starter set contains everything needed for a novice to enjoy premium tea.  It includes paper filters and 2 of our most popular loose teas - Hot Cinnamon Spice and Cream of Earl Gray. Just add hot water and enthusiasm!

    Set includes a total of 3 ounces of premium loose tea and 20 unbleached empty tea bags beautifully boxed in a holiday gift box

    Comes in a gift box that requires no further wrapping. 
    Gift boxed in either Gold, Blue, Red or Green.  If you have a color preference, please note it at checkout.  

    Free shipping on orders over $35.
    Shipping via USPS priority mail and delivered in 1 - 3 days.

  • FREE SHIPPING:
    USA - For orders above $35
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $2.79.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.

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